uncommon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ common

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uncommon (comparative uncommoner, superlative uncommonest)

  1. Rare; not readily found; unusual.
    Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state
  2. Remarkable; exceptional.
    The diamond was of uncommon size

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Adverb[edit]

uncommon (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, Britain, dialect) Exceedingly, exceptionally.
    • 1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner, London: Penguin Books, published 1967, page 159:
      'The Squire's pretty springe, considering his weight,' said Mr Macey, 'and he stamps uncommon well.'

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